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    July 15, 2011
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good morning. there was some trouble on the tarmac. a scary collision at boston's logan airport last night as a huge delta jet clips the tail of a smaller aircraft while preparing for takeoff. >> we're going to have to wait here for a moment. i think we hit the rj off of our left with our wing. >> the collision forced hundreds of passengers to be evacuated. we'll go live to boston for the very latest this morning. a tail of two capitols, in washington the stalemate on the debt ceiling continues as president obama gives congressional leaders 24 hours to figure out whether they can reach a deal. in minnesota a budget deal is finally struck after a painful two-week long government shutdown. the hacking case has left the pond.
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rebekah brooks has resigned in the wake of the growing phone hacking scandal as the fbi looks into allegations murdoch's employees tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims back in the states. all of that "early" this friday morning july 15th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, a beautiful start to the friday, july 15th in new york. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. a lot to talk to you about with the budget crisis, not the only one in washington. minnesota managed to resolve their issue last night. a small sigh of relief for folks there. as we mentioned this happened in week two of a statewide shutdown. you see a diner there in st. paul, the uptown diner.
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we'll speak with some folks at the diner who are fed up not just with their state government but also with washington. we'll see if they have some ideas for the lawmakers trying to come to some sort of consensus. also rocket roger clemens, hall of -- may be hall of famer, he gets a walk at this point for the famous pitcher, he walks away from his federal perjury trial after a mistrial was declared two days in. we'll see what's in his legal future, is he off the hook or could he possibly say we'll get you back to court after a later date. first the runway collision between two jets in boston last night, nearly 300 people were on board two delta jets preparing to take off from logan international. both departures became to an abrupt start. sera congi is from wbz in boston this morning. >> reporter: both were preparing to take off when this collision
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happened. no one was seriously injured. the passengers we talked with say they felt a jolt and that was pretty shocking but overall, everyone remained calm. it happened about :40 thursday evening, the wing of delta flight 266, a jumbo jet, clipped the tail of a delta commuter flying as atlantic southeast flight 1904 heading for raleigh, north carolina. those in the cockpit remained car. >> we're gonna have to wait for a moment. i think we clipped the flight of the other plane. >> reporter: the smaller plane was stationary and received the most damage as the left wing of the tail of the commuter. >> did he hit you in the tail of the wing? >> absolutely. >> reporter: the 767 headed for amsterdam and the regional jet carrying 74 were quickly evacuated. . >> the most important thing here is there's only one injury, a
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male person who claimed that his, he has a pain in his neck. >> reporter: the impact jolted those on board and drew more than a dozen emergency vehicles. >> worst experience of my life. i will never fly next to me again. >> the girl next to me was right by the wing crying and the guy next to me was trying to jump out of the emergency exit. pretty calm other than that. >> reporter: a bombardier regional jet was hit at laguardia airport, no one was hurt in that, still under investigation. ground collisions like these cause an estimated $11 billion worth of damage each year. as for what went wrong here at logan, what caused this collision, well the faa is now investigating. delta has taken both planes out of service for inspection and all the passengers have been rebooked. live at logan airport i'm sera congi for "the early show." >> thank you so much. here's erica. a tale of two capitols, the
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heated debate on debt cutting. in st. paul, minnesota, leaders struck a budget deal to end a painful government shutdown. the impasse had crimled the state. meantime in washington, the other capitol you see there, talks to raise the nation's debt ceiling remain deadlocked. a second credit agency is threatening to downgrade the standing of the united states of america. we begin in washington where president obama will hold his third news conference in 17 days, he plans to lay out his case for a compromise but we should point out again at this juncture, still no agreement. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante joins us with the latest developments. good morning. >> good morning, erica. at yesterday's meeting the president tossed this whole mess back to the congressional negotiators, told them it's decision time and suggested they go off and find out some solution in the next 24 hours or so. but he said that he and his staff will be on call for
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another meeting if they can't come to an agreement by tomorrow. both sides say thursday's meeting was calm, cordial and productive, unlike the day before, when as the president told cbs philadelphia station ky we're peeled for order. >> what i did say to them was very bluntly the american people expect us to stop political postures, to stop playing games was very blunt with them. >> reporter: officials say the group examined all the pieces of a potential big deal, spending cuts, entitlement reforms, savings from the tax cut and employment insurance. the big deal is his preference but he'd accept a small $2 trillion deal. there's also a proposal by senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell to give the president the authority to extend the debt
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ceiling through 2012 without the consent. >> he described it as a last ditch effort in case we're unable to do anything else and what may look like something less than optimal today if we're unable to get to an agreement might look pretty good a couple of weeks from now. >> reporter: that fallback agreement is looking more and more likely. sources say that the person who made the most of the argument on wednesday, eric cantor, didn't even open his mouth yesterday in the meeting, and they say that they expect things to move forward, but they don't know how fast. there's no meeting today, but we will hear from the president at a news conference later this morning. >> bill, thanks. we will be carrying that news conference for you here on cbss apart of our special coverage that begins at 11:00 eastern time again right here on cbs. in minnesota, there is a deal, a deal reached that would end a 14-day government shutdown, the longest state
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shutdown in this country in a decade. you may recall it began just before the july 4th weekend, state parks and rest stops were closed, thousands of state workers furloughed. jamie yuccas from wcco joins us from minneapolis from a diner there with some folks with a little bit more on the deal that's been struck. jamie good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. it is the talk of the town this morning, as the two-week government shutdown, a partisan shutdown, the governor and state legislators yesterday came together, struck a deal to end that unprecedented government shutdown. the deal that ended the stalemate was announced by grim-looking state legislators. >> we've got a framework agreement, and the next couple days will be very busy trying to expedite and move details. >> reporter: it came together because first year governor mark dayton did a sudden aboutface agreeing to a republican demand the budget have no tax increases. >> i have to look myself in the mirror and say this is what i
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believe is the right decision for the right reasons because it's right for the most people in minnesota i can live with that. >> reporter: republicans gave up their demands regarding new restrictions on abortion and stem cell research as well as a plan to cut the state workforce by 15%. the government shutdown idled more than 20,000 state workers and closed state facilities like parks and government offices. the new budget will borrow from the state schools and tobacco settlement fund to close a $5 billion shortfall. now the shutdown is not officially over yet. lawmakers have to come back to a special session to vote on it. the price tag of the two-year deal $55.4 billion. >> it is a step. jamie yuccas, thanks. in our next half hour, you saw a number of folks in the dine we are jamie. we'll speak with them and find out how they feel now about the shutdown, about this deal and also how they feel about the stalemate in washington, d.c., coming up later here on "the early show."
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here's chris. britain's phone hacking scandal reached the u.s., in washington there's word an fbi investigation is under way into whether 9/11 victims were targeted in the phone hackings. whit johnson has the story in a moment. in london a top executive in rupert murdoch's news corp has resigned. cbs correspondent dana lewis in london with more. >> reporter: the murdochs appear to be in full retreat. james murdoch statements acknowledges wrongdoing. his company will take out full newspaper ads apologizing to the nation. james murdoch arrived at the london headquarters of news international silent. within hours rebekah brooks his chief executive resigned. for 22 years, rupert murdoch last week showed his public support during a phone hacking and bribery scandal of his "news
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of the world" she's been embroiled in as far back as 200037. >> have you paid police for information? >> i have paid the police for information in the past. >> reporter: parliamentarians, they indicated they won't be answering all answers but the committee says murdoch and brooks will be compelled to answer because they're note criminally charged and james previously said parliament was lied to. >> he has stated parliament has been misled by people in his employment and we want answers to questions about this. >> reporter: in an interview with his "wall street journal" newspaper, rupert murdoch said in agreeing to appear he wanted to address things said in parliament which he called "total lies" adding it's important it's absolutely important to establish our integrity. brooks acknowledged it's
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responsibility to establish the integrity of the people. >> reporter: they were issued formal legal summonses to come to the panel and said yes, the questioning next week, chris, is expected to be fierce. >> cbs's dana lewis in london, thank you. mentioned a few moments ago britain's phone hacking scandal reached this country. the fbi opened an investigation yesterday into whether news corp employees tried to hack into the phones of september 11th victims. cbs news correspondent whit johnson joins us from washington with the latest oen that angle of the story. good morning. >> good morning to you. these allegations were first reported by "the daily mirror" another british tabloid and top rival of requesting news in the world." here in the u.s. pressure from lawmakers prompted the fbi to take action. >> reporter: it was pressure from the lawmakers that "news of the world" may have sought to
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hack the phones of those victims of the 9/11 attack. king cites published reports that journalists working for the paper solicited a new york police officer to gain access to the phone records adding "it is revolting to members of the media would seek to compromise the integrity of a public official in pursuit of yellow journalism. >> it's disgraceful, during a time when the country was in absolute trauma, family members didn't know if their relatives were dead or missing. >> reporter: john cartier lost his brother in the attack. >> you might want to think about this individual walking into your house and going through your private belongings, private paperwork. >> and the allegations from "the daily mirror" came from an anonymous source and cited no evidence that phones of 9/11 victims had actually been hacked.
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chris? >> cbs's whit johnson in d.c., whipt thanks. we'll see what happens. a new development every day and the big development is rebekah brooks finally stepping down. >> how about and we can bet there will be more development over the weekend and we'll follow it into the week as well. jeff glor standing by with a check of the other headlines on this friday morning. it's a friday my friend. >> special friday because it's erica hill's birthday. >> it's not my birthday. >> in a week. >> i'm on the 20th but i love the early celebration. >> did i just get caught. >> because you're away. >> holy cow. he just blew the surprise on network television. >> good morning, guys. >> i love you, jeffrey. get to the news, jeff. >> yes, in our news here this morning, right here in new york city the man accused of kidnapping and killing an 8-year-old boy in new york is being held without bail. yesterday levi aron appeared in court, a judge ordered a
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psychiatric evaluation and outside he faced outrage. kletzky was abducted monday while he walked home from camp alone the first time ever. the boy apparently fought for his life. >> there was some indications of scratches on aron's arms, and wrists. i think it's reasonable to say at this time based on the marks on the defendant here that there was some struggle. >> investigators say it appears the boy was tied up before he was killed but he tried to fight off his captor anyway. in orbit overnight shuttle astronauts were jolted away by an alarm. an on board computer failed. it took some time but they got it running again, the second computer on the last shuttle mission but nasa says there are no safety concerns. today they're transferring more
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supplies from the "atlantis" to the space station. if you're hoping for ap. envelope envelope, hoping for an nfl season it looks pretty good right now. insiders say the four-month lockout could be over within 24 hours. at the british open a golf legend turned back the clocks. 61-year-old tom watson, look at this, second round tee shot, 6th hole, ball goes up, single hop, boom, in. tom watson hole in one, very nice see p many golfers waiting their lives for the first hole in one, watson this is his 15th. >> wow. >> one number i actually got right this morning. >> only one. marysol castro, i got your birthday wrong, too, a couple days ago. >> you sure did but we all got your birthday right. >> boy we need to move on. weather, weather. >> good morning, let's turn to
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the videotape and show you a line of severe storms that ripped through denver, colorado, yesterday, bringing a lot of rain. you see the metropolitan area got about two inches of rain in a very short period of time and denver international airport it was rain, wind and hail, 41 planes were damaged, with quarter-sized hail, at its height the wind gusts clocked at about 68 miles per hour. same area experiencing rain, hail and wind for today, billings, denver, and then in the southeast, folks there
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. over to chris and erica, official good morning to you. >> official good morning. tune in next half hour when he gives away the birthday presents we got for erica. next half hour, is the rocket off the hook for good? >> we'll get you some answers. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. bacon! smokey bacon, meaty bacon, tasty bacon! bacon? ohh, la, la... oh, i say, is that bacon?! oh, good heavens! bacon! bacon! bacon! bacon! who wants a beggin' strip? meee! i'd get it myself but i don't have thumbs! yum, yum, yum, yum, yum... it's bacon!!! mmmmm...i love you. i love bacon. i love you. i love bacon. i love you. [ male announcer ] beggin' strips! there's no time like beggin' time. and introducing beggin' thick cut. [ hero dog ] i'm gonna need a bigger mouth!
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it was a courtroom shocker in the government's perjury case against roger clemens. the judge declared a mistrial in the second day of testimony. clemens accused of lying when he denied taking steroids and human growth hormones. >> what is next for the pitching great? we'll speak with legal analyst jack ford about the chances this case could be dropped all together. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by discover. it pays to discover.
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welcome back to efrl erl. baseball great roger clemens' perjury trial had barely begun when the judge declared mistrial. we'll tell you exactly what happened and see what's next for rocket. welcome back to "the early show." chris wragge along with erica hill in new york. >> talk about a conversation that started across the country. >> a lot of people thought this would be the ultimate demise for roger clemens. let's see what happens. >> things may be changing, we'll check in with jack ford but first jeff glor at the news desk for another look at the top headlines this morning. >> good friday morning, guys, good morning to everyone at home as well. two jetliners operated by delta will need serious repairs
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before flying again after hitting each other on the taxiway in boston. both plaensz prepping for takeoff when the wing of a delta 767 clipped the tail of a smaller regional jet. one passenger suffered a minor neck injury. the debt debate continues in washington today. the president and congressional leaders metaphor a fifth straight day yesterday failing to come to terms on raising the debt limit. mr. obama is expected to focus on debt talks at a news conference this morning and cbs news will bring that to you live, beginning at 11:00 a.m. eastern time. we learned this morning more about a bizarre incident when lightning actually struck twice with tragic results. this happened july 3rd in new jersey, standing under a tree in a storm, 54-year-old steven rooney told friends, lightning never strikes twice but lightning did strike near rooney and he died five days later, much like his father, also killed by lightning 48 years
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ago. baseball is a game of runs, hits and errors but it was an error of the legal kind that led to a mistrial thursday in the perjury case of former baseball pitcher roger clemens. what happened in court and what's next for the man known as the rocket. >> reporter: the mistrial is a temporary victory for roger clemens. >> god bless you roger, thank you.
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>> reporter: but a permanent black eye for the justice department. federal prosecutors were under strict orders not to mention laura pettitte, wife of clemens former teammate andy pettitte so when prosecutors showed members of congress discussing laura pettitte's testimony. >> let me read to you what his wife said in her affidavit. >> judge reggie walton called it prejudicial against clemens and direct violation of his order. >> the judge sailed the jury is not allowed to hear the evidence. prosecution let the jury know about it anyway. it's a big deal. >> reporter: a big deal because the judge all but accused the prosecution of cheating. "government counsel can't do what it thinks it can get away with," the judge snapped. "any first year law student should know that." clemens will now argue all charges should be dropped because of the constitutional
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ban on double jeopardy, two trials for the same offense. legally, that's a long shot, but a hearing is set for september 2nd. and so much for the federal crackdown on steroids in baseball. in april a federal jury couldn't reach a verdict on most of the perjury counts against superstar barry bonds. now for roger clemens a mistrial and justice department strike two. >> joining success cbs news legal analyst jack ford. >> good to see you. >> didn't take long, did it? >> like a rocket fastball. >> good news for roger clemens at this point. >> at least for this moment it is. you know, what happens is a mistrial is an unusual thing to take place inside of a courtroom. essentially it happens if a judge believes something has played out in front of the jury that could have an impact on the integrity of the trial. we've seen things such as jurors talk with other people during the midst of a trial, jurors
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doing their own witness or a witness blurts out something that they shouldn't say. more often than not judges are able to instruct jurors just ignore that, make believe it didn't happen here but when it gets to be so important, the judge says this is way too prejudicial and his line was i can't ring the bell, as a consequence this trial is over. >> the genie is out of the bottle. it was a piece of video? >> yes, it was -- >> wyatt's piece, this is so egregious an error a first year law student wouldn't do it. >> they mentioned in opening statement mentioned other people on the yankees allegedly using steroids. >> they argued about this, i don't want to you mention the fact andy pettitte said to his wife yes roger told me he was using stuff. the judge said it was tenuous, inadmissible hearsay, clearly supposed to be out of the case
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and yet here comes this video and you have a congressman saying oh and by the way, laura pettitte said in her affidavit her husband told him that roger told him. this is clear, i ruled it should not come in and it showed up anyway so this is done. >> federal prosecutor, why not listen to the judge? >> well, there are two things that play out here and that has to do with whether or not this is going to be retried. if a judge believes that a prosecutor did something intentionally, there's some sinister motive here, we've seen it in some cases, not a lot, prosecutor bury evidence that could have been exculpatory or coach a witness to say something when they know they're not supposed to be saying f those situations a judge can step up and say you know what? this is so egregious here i'm not going to let you do this over again. >> you had your chance. >> the question becomes if it's inadvertent but grossly inadvertent, would that be
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enough for a judge to say and this is going to be a real issue for the judge, is that enough for a judge to say you had your shot. you blew it and i think it's really your fault that you blew it and it was so serious that i'm not going to subject, in this case, mr. clemens to another trial. the judge will have to wrestle with that decision. we'll know something back in september. >> jack good to see you. have a great weekend. >> thanks. minnesota's two-week government shutdown is coming to an end and talk with people angry about the fiscal collapse. this is "the early show" on cbs. we'll be right back. ♪
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the two-week government shutdown in minnesota is coming to an end. the budget deal was struck yesterday. for some in minnesota, though, it was a very scary, frustrating two weeks. we've gathered three people who have some pretty strong feelings about the shutdown, not just in minnesota but also the future of what happens on a federal level in this country. joining us are jen thoois, chris lapakko. jen, you and your husband were both laid off recently. now that the shutdown is over do
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you have any indication you may get your job back? >> we will. i think it's going to take about another week before they have a final agreement, and at that time when they are up and running we'll go back to work. >> when you first heard there had been this deal what were your thoughts? you had gone through two weeks with no pay, you have a 13-month-old, a lot to take care of. >> yeah, it is. we're excited. we're ready to get back to work and start bringing in some income again and paying our bills and we're ready. >> are you concerned at all that this could happen again or do you feel with this deal you're safe for a little while? >> we're hoping that it doesn't happen again, but it might in a couple years, when they try to figure out the budget again. it's a good possibility, but we just, we hope that it doesn't. we have to plan a little bit better next time in case it does. >> chris, as i understand, you were laid off beginning of the
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month, protesting at the state capital. the minnesota shutdown now almost over, you have a lot of serious concerns about the future of the national economy, and the impasse that we're watching out of washington, d.c. if you could talk to lawmakers trying to hammer out something in washington, what would you ask them to do? >> well, i think they would have to consider raising taxes on millionaires in this country. we've had basically the middle class in this country for the last 40 years has been slowly chipped away at, and the top income earners have gotten a bigger piece of the pie every year. it's about time that they pay a little more in taxes to help the rest of us out, and they haven't created the jobs. people say that we can't raise taxes on them now, they're going to not create jobs if we raise taxes. they've had their tax cuts and haven't done anything. we need to talk about entitlement reform. i'm not unrealistic about that.
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republicans need to understand that we can't do it on the backs of everyday americans. we need to actually raise income on people that have been doing well since 2000 with the bush tax cuts. >> harley i want to bring you in on this. you also are a little concerned about this situation nationally. do you feel like lawmakers and politicians at both the state and the federal level understand the needs and the concerns of americans like yourself? >> i don't think so. i am frustrated and disappointed, frustrated because it takes them so long to finally figure out what they need to do and disappointed they don't address the long-term issues. as jen said, this may happen two years again from now. they've kicked the can down. we have to address the revenue and spending side. we have to make sure the people do speak out and i encourage everybody to continue to write their congressmen and talk to
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them to understand there are other people making their case and we need to make our case for what needs to be done. >> there have been a number of people who said look, this has turned into more politicking lately. do you feel that way, harley? has it become more political than it is about the job they were sent there to do? >> yes, i think it's become unfortunately on both sides it's become very difficult for them to make decisions. we got to remember we're all americans. we're all in this together and it tends to be, well, i'm taking this position, no new taxes and the other side says you can't change anything on the benefits side. we have to address fwoeboth. it has to be done from a revenue standpoint and also a benefits standpoint and also reforms. we do have some areas that need to be addressed from a regulation standpoint and making government more efficient and if they would look at those issues and list it down and hammer them
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out i think they can solve those issues but it's become so hard for them to make the right decision. >> harry reed, chris lapack toe, jen thooes, thanks feis, thanks input. maybe some are listening to you in washington this morning. >> thank you. >> best of luck to all of you. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. with fewer chemicals. we all want the best of both worlds. introducing all free clear oxi-active. a powerful new detergent without dyes or perfumes that helps get out your toughest dirt and stains. its added natural cleaning boosters help get your whole family's wash incredibly clean. tough on stains. gentle on skin. new all free clear oxi-active. with aveeno nourish plus moisturize. active naturals wheat formulas target and help repair damage in just 3 washes. for softer, stronger... ... hair with life.
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top of the hour, look at that blue sky as we welcome you back to "the early show." i'm erica hill along with chris wragge. oh, what a beautiful summer sky. the summer travel season of course for a lot of folks. >> yep. >> if you're flying, it can feel a little bit of a hassle sometimes. >> no. what are you talking about? >> always a breeze right through. going through the air has become time consuming. >> yep. a little frustrating at times. >> the long security lines of course. you have to remember to take your bag of things off, take off the belt, don't forget the watch. that could all be changing. some travelers may soon have it easier at the airport. >> a new program will create express lines for some people. homeland security correspondent
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bob orr joins us from reagan international airport with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you've been saying nearly 2 million people fly in the airport every day and checkpoints can be a hassle but now the tsa is testing a new idea aimed at improving security and reducing those hassles. tsa wants to streamline airport checkpoints, personallying certain frequent travelers to go through less rigorous screening allowing the tsa to focus on the passengers it knows least about. >> the vast majority of people pose no threat to aviation. how can we identify those people before the checkpoint and when they get there to expedite that by then allowing us to focus more on the unknowns. >> reporter: in exchange for providing tsa with some additional personal and travel information certain prescreened passengers will be eligible to go through special expedited security lanes. they have to go through metal detectors and may be able to keep their shoes on and leave their laptops in their carry-ones. beginning this fall, selected
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frequent flyers boarding delta airlines in atlanta and detroit and american airlines in miami and dallas will be invited to participate as will u.s. citizens who have already passed background checks by customs and border protection. experts say it's a common sense approach. >> it is going to create an environment where it is risk-based and intelligence driven rather than just the random processes that you're going through right now. >> reporter: and the tsa says it will strengthen security by allowing authorities to focus more on those individuals who may present a real threat. >> if we're looking for a need until the hay stack let's separate the knowns out of that and then have a smaller stack to look at. >> reporter: now initially this will only benefit about 5,000 to 8,000 passengers directly each day but if the concept works this could be a game changer helping travelers worldwide. >> bob thanks, good talking with you. joining us from denver is aviation expert michael boyd. mr. boyd good morning.
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>> good morning. >> over 600 million people traveling each year in the u.s. the program sounds good. will it effectively make travel easier? >> no one of the most dangerous things i've heard of. it's not going to reduce the time through security but hear what they just said. it will give them time to focus on the untrusted travelers, which means if you don't go through a government background check, you are going to be untrusted, that's what they just said and the whole idea you're going to have to go through the same security either way but what really scares me is you're not going to be a trusted person unless you go through a government background check, that's scary. >> you're an expert and you think this is obviously a horrible decision. why would they decide on something like this if there is so much margin for error? >> because the tsa is not a professionally managed organization. the problem with it is we have politics involved. we have go and show -- the other day they announced they found a bag with 13 knives in it. i'm not impressed. the reality of this is, this is
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show and it's not going to improve anything but the scary part is what they just said which was this will give us a chance to focus on the people we don't know. that is a very scary concept. >> do you run the risk of potentially profiling which is something obviously they've tried to stay away from using that term ever since 9/11 because kind of along the lines what the program looks like, you're taking the people i'm assuming they're talking about kids and older people, putting them off, let them go because they don't pose a threat, you run the risk, do you not? >> you got a good point there. the profiling here would be you didn't go through a government check and let's remember, most of the 9/11 hijackers could have passed a background check unless you're profiling, so the reality of it is, this is one of the things it's a lot of show and no go and i don't buy it and it's a shame that people just look into this and say it will be just great. the reality is look beneath the surface because it's not an improvement in security and we do have major security issues. >> and the timing seems a little
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bit odd coming off a week where you have a report that says there's been 25,000 breaches since 9/11 alone. you're an expert so what would you do to make things more security, a little bit more safe yet efficient for passengers? do you have any ideas you would pose? >> oh, absolutely. we have to have professional security. the people in the blue shirts that go through our stuff, they're great people but at the top we don't have people anticipating security threats. 9/11 was not a passenger screening failure, it was a total security failure. we have to have a security system other than the tsa which isn't working that anticipates threats, has mitigation programs and looks ahead and thinks like a terrorist. believe me we're no safer than we were before 9/11 regardless of the press releases put out. >> mr. boyd good to talk with you this morning. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> as you can see right there mr. boyd will not be one of the people getting through the lines because he's got different views and doesn't think this is a good idea. i think a lot of people will think this is going to relieve
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some of the hassle but ultimately we're talking about keeping your shoes on and not taking your laptop out of your bag. >> we'll see what it actually does. we will be watching that. we're watching jeff glor at the news desk who has a check of the day's other headlines this morning. watching you. >> watching. >> additional patdown. >> mr. boyd is getting a patdown next time he rolls through. >> he might. we have more airline news this morning, this one distressing an investigation is under way after the collision of two jets operated by delta airlines at boston's logan airports. the jets were on taxiways last night preparing for takeoff, the wing tip of a 767 hit the tail of a regional jet and spun it around. one person we're told suffered a minor injury. the budget talks in washington are on hold this morning. the president and congressional leaders metaphor a fifth straight day yesterday but failed to come up with a plan to raise the limit. mr. obama wants the deal within 24 hours. both sides are considering a
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xroeize plan. treasury secretary timothy geithner says the debt deadline is august 2nd, a little over two weeks away. developments in the battle over libya. in turkey secretary of state hillary clinton is meeting with a group of countries that back nato's air campaign supporting libyan rebels. they say they'll recognize the rebel's governing council as a representative of the libyan people and hope to leave moammar gadhafi no option but to step down. in tripoli yesterday a libyan government spokesman vowed they'll keep fighting. >> we will die for oil and we will kill for oil. have your big headline, make it as sensationalist as you want. we will kill, we will die for oil. >> the delegates in turkey are also discussing more financial and diplomatic support for the rebels. rebekah brooks, ceo of murdoch's news corp has resigned in the wake of the phone hacking scandal. she was the ed for of the paper
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at the time when the paper hacked into the cell phone of the teenage murder victim. >> members of the congress have asked us to investigate allegations and we're using the appropriate law enforcement assets in the united states. >> eight minutes past the hour. scott pelley has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> they gave their lives for the country, troops from iraq and afghanistan laid to rest in a special section of arlington national cemetery. how their families are remembering their loved ones and honoring their sacrifices, that story tonight on the "cbs evening news." all right, and now over to
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marysol castro, mary i couldn't help but notice the headline on your weather board. >> glor -- ious weather on the west coast in time for the shutdown of the west coast. jeff, love you. temperatures are a little bit below normal, winds are light, 5 to 15 miles per hour. unfortunately that's not the case in the middle of the country. this is heat. 86 in fargo, 93 in fargo tomorrow, 95 in fargo sunday, this bubble of heat sits in the middle of the country at least
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this weather report sponsored by knneutrogena rapid wrinkle repair. police are using fingerprints to identify people for over a century. now a new tool technology that allows them to identify faces. as the innovation gains popularity within law enforcement it's drawing criticism for those who say it's putting privacy at risk. elaine quijano, nice to see you. good morning. >> good morning. currently to verify someone's identity, officers have to type it into a computer. now there's mobile technology allowing police to perform the same check in an instant.
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>> we've combined the capabilities and strength of a smartphone device with three biometrics, fingerprint, iris recognition and facial recognition. >> reporter: these new devices cost $3,000 each, and attach to the backs of smartphones. >> take a picture of my face. taking that photo, it's matching that against an existing database. during the time i'm explaining this, it transmit it is back and forth using the wireless and bring back who it thinks i am and next two likely candidates. >> reporter: with the device it will check if that face is tied to a criminal record. sean mullen whose company developed the technology says there are protections in place to make sure it can't be misused. >> none of the data stays on the device. it can only be used by authorized individuals who are preauthenticated on the network
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and device. >> reporter: some argue scanning faces is no different than a search requiring a warrant. there are fears the unregulated technology puts the privacy of law-abiding citizens at risk. >> the fact they're agreeing voluntarily not to retain information doesn't keep them from deciding at some point in the future that they will. >> reporter: the device has already been tested in plymouth county, massachusetts, and sheriff joseph mcdonald plans to output it a handful of deputy this is fall. >> it allows the officer on the street to retrieve that information quickly. >> reporter: the sheriff realizes the concerns over civil liberties and privacy. his guidance to deputies, not to use it unless they suspect some criminal activity has occurred. >> some sort of contact, some sort of reasonable circumstance under which the officer would deploy that technology. >> the company bi2 has orders
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from about 40 law enforcement agencies to deliver around 1,000 of the devices and one more thing, this same portable technology has been used in the past by the military to identify people, including possible terrorists, in iraq and afghanistan. >> very interesting stuff. elaine thanks. just ahead this morning, mark twain once said age is an issue of mind over matter, if you don't mind, doesn't matter. baby boomers are taking that to heart. stay tuned. we'll tell you why we're drawing that conclusion. new neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. its retinol formula smoothes wrinkles in just one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®.
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[ male announcer ] ask your veterinarian in this morning's "healthwatch" at what age are you officially old? many in the boomer generation first said don't trust anyone over 30 are now more than twice that age. a new associated press poll find they're making plans to live to a ripe old age. tara winter brill has more.
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>> reporter: for a generation who saw it all -- >> that's one small step for man -- >> reporter: set out to have it all the baby boomers aren't buying into getting old. how old do you feel? >> i don't know, something like in my 20s. >> reporter: you're 55 -- >> going on 28 maybe? >> i'm 4r8. >> reporter: how old do you feel? >> 25. >> reporter: old may just be in the eye of the beholder. what age do you consider to be old? >> 50. >> reporter: okay. >> 20. >> reporter: but for baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964, the first born of that generation are turning 65 this year. 73% say they're making at least a moderate effort to stave off the negative effects of aging. according to an associated press and lifegostrong.com.com. the idea of living healthy isn't lost on the boomers. 90% are eating better, 57% are exercising regularly. >> i ski, cross-country ski,
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hike, i love what i do. >> reporter: the idea is to look young and fit no matter how. >> kids, kids keep you young. >> reporter: the idea also is to avoid those old stereotypes. what do you think old looks like? >> wrinkles. >> reporter: wrinkles. >> yeah. >> wheelchair. >> reporter: wheelchair. okay. >> too much homework. >> reporter: and that would age anyone. for "the early show," taryn winter brill. >> joining us is wendy naugle, executive editor of "glamour" magazine. 70 is old, 25% say 80. >> as we get closer to that age that marker moves a bit. they're active and living full lives.
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they're not sitting back and retiring. >> a number of them are exercising more. 57% taken up exercise in the past year. >> they're walking, lifting weights, some have taken up running, engaging in the new habits because they recognize how this impacts their health and longevity and know it doesn't have to be a big five-mile run, as simple as walking a few times a week to have major health payoffs. >> there are some concerns as people age because they want to make all of these years their best years. what are some of the biggest concerns? >> i think they're worried about their health, losing their mental you know, staying on top mentally and physically and that is a part of them being part of the sandwich generation. they've watched their parents age and cared for ill parents and so they know in a very intimate way the effect these practices can have. >> i guess the upside, too, they know and see that and as you
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just mentioned earlier taking it to heart by changing things in mire own lives. >> they want to make sure they feel good, out there, extending their career and activities so they can cross everything off their bucket list. >> we heard that guy say i have fulfilling work and love what i do. wendy nice to have you back with us. >> thank you so much. stay with us. we'll be right back. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. >> "healthwatch" sponsored by fiber choice, defend your health every day with prebiotic fiber. visit fiberchoice.com to learn more. ealthy. but did you know fiber choice can help support your overall well-being? every tasty tablet has prebiotic fiber from fruits and veggies... that lets your good bacteria thrive and helps support your immune system. fiber choice. an easy way to defend your health everyday. learn more about prebiotics and get a free sample at fiberchoice.com.
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welcome back to "the early show" here on a friday morning, chris wragge along with erica hill here in beautiful manhattan this morning. great day, 85 degrees, nice out there. >> gorgeous, 4:00 this morning it was beautiful. >> 4:00 a.m., you and three people out on the street really loving the weather. >> beautiful. the countdown is on for lossage and the 405, traffic looks decent. there going to be a mess at
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midnight tonight they're shutting down l.a. central freeway for the weekend. no one knows for sure but people are predicting carmageddon. we go to los angeles for a live update. there are people that have gone out, bought supplies, water, not leaving the house for the weekend. >> jetblue selling flights for to you fly over and watch the madness. cracks me up. also ahead in the half hour, a new movie with a rather unusual theme. the book was a huge hit a few years" snow flower and the secret fan." the new movie details the secret friendship, secret language between women in china, a beautiful story. first when summer temperatures soar of course you want to find a place to cool off, right? nothing quite like a dip in the pool for that. unfortunately, for millions of americans this summer, that's no longer an option. their local public pools have been closed by budget cuts.
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here's cbs's michelle miller. >> reporter: it's one of summer's most cherished rites of passage, that first care-free jump into a pool. why do you like coming here? >> because it gives us refreshment from hot days instead of being stuck in the house. >> reporter: as excessive record-breaking heat soars into triple digits some of america's hottest cities are putting public pools on ice. >> due to budget reductions in parks and recreation this facility will be completely closed for summer 2011 until further notice. >> it looks to be at least an easy way for cities to reduce their expenditures. >> reporter: the trend towards cutbacks in city parks and recreation budgets isn't new. the cut has been draining budgets since 2009. >> the parks and recreation are easy targets. >> reporter: hard times haven't
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always sounded like this. >> the great building boom for public pools in the united states occurred paradoxically during the great depression of the 1930s. but the federal government thun de dered the construction of 1,000 pools across the country. >> reporter: with operational costs of $30,000 to $100,000 per facility, public pools can quickly become money pits. >> why the pool is not open, do they have no money or something, like the government don't have no money? >> reporter: xavier's pool is one of the four pools to padlock its gates this summer. >> a lot of kids are coming back, why can't we go to the pool? this is our pool, with he should be able to be swimming in it right now, to be enjoying it. >> reporter: and in many communities access to supervised swimming can be a matter of life and death. >> the kids are like help me, please. >> reporter: during a heat spell in shreveport, louisiana, last
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august, six teens drowned while trying to save a friend who waded waist high into the red river. >> if kids don't have an opportunity to find a waist pool they'll find an irrigation ditch, rock quarry or river. they don't have the staff, their staff has been decimated by the budget scouts there are potentially more drownings this year. >> reporter: public pools offer a place where kids can learn how to swim for free. that cuts across racial and economic lines when considering the numbers. incidents of african-american and latino children drowning are three times higher than white children, and kids born in low income areas have a 65% higher chance of drowning than children born in more affluent neighborhoods. >> this is a national crisis and has to abnate solution. >> reporter: cities like houston where it's too hot to wait for assistance splash pads are being installed to keep kids cool.
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the city of philadelphia appealed to the private sector and managed to raise $600,000 to keep all 70 of its pools open. even though it's just a short term solution, you can only imagine the relief. without a pool here, what would there be left to do? >> not too much. i mean we could get creative but it's not safe and what i do always say, safety first. safety first, so we appreciate this. >> safety first indeed. >> massive pool there, too, always so crowded but it's what the kids need in the summertime. >> hopefully it will turn around next year. jeff glor at the news desk with the final check of this morning's headlines. hi. >> good morning, guys. good morning to everyone at home as well. in our news here this morning, two jetliners operated by delta airlines will not be flying for awhile after they collided at boston's logan airport last night. the passenger jets were crossing taxiways preparing for takeoff, a regional jet was standing still, hit by a larger 767.
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>> we're gonna have to wait here for a moment, i think we hit the rj off of our left with our wing. >> the 767 was able to taxi on its own to the gate, the tail of the smaller plane was severely damaged and one passenger we're told suffered a minor injury. the tsa says its officers in baltimore stopped a man from carrying 13 knives on to a flight. those knives including switchblades were found when the man's luggage was x-rayed. he says he collects knives. this morning the labor department released its inflation figures for last month, the consumer price index was down 0.2% in june, over the past 12 months the index rose 3.6%. the crew of the shuttle "atlantis" got a rude wake-up call overnight an alarm went off when an on board computer failed, the second of five computers to crash during this last shuttle mission. >> i think it was an about an
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hour and a half after we fell asleep the alarm went off and i think we all looked at each other and had that bright eyed sort of bushy tailed look and raced up to the flight deck. >> took a little work but the computer is working again and nasa says the shuttle and crew are safe. now here's marysol castro with our final check of weather on this friday morning. >> your final check of weather looks like this across the lower 48, storm system across the pacific northwest bringing rain. desert southwest continues to be hot. los angeles below average in terms of temperatures. the bubble of heat continues for today into tomorrow in really just the middle of the country. the hot weather is going to spark some severe weather we're looking at minnesota and north dakota, that lasts not only today, tomorrow but also into sunday. we have scattered showers in the southeast but they actually need the rain, welcome relief and some folks could see two to three inches of rain really along the coast. the northeast is nice today,
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tomorrow and sunday, so if you're planning outdoor activities for your weekend and happen to live in the northeast, i would do it >> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. over to chris. >> thanks so much. forget earthquakes, what has los angeles residents all shook up this weekend is the closing of the freeway they love to hate, the jam packed vital 405. many fear it will produce traffic jam worthy of a hollywood disaster movie. bill whitaker is at the scene for us this morning.
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set it up for us, bill. >> reporter: good morning, chris. this is the busiest most congested freeway in the country, carries some 500,000 cars a day. it's going to be closed down from midnight tonight until 5:00 monday morning so they can tear down that old bridge behind me, just the thought they could lose their freeway even temporarily has angelinos running for the hills. the hype and horror of worthy of hollywo hollywood. >> carmageddon. >> reporter: it's shutting down a main artery the notoriously clogged 405 freeway is proving to be traumatic. >> it's he crazy and nuts. >> what are they going to do with the traffic. >> reporter: in the city that survived riots and earthquake the closing of a ten-mile stretch of freeway has people fearing and preparing for the worst. >> we have the staples, milk and juice. >> reporter: joko tamura is
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stocking up and staying home all weekend. >> we're ready, you know, we can hang out for three or four days if we need to. >> reporter: the famed santa monica pier says people should stay home but if a valley resident should make it to the beach, all rides are free and this being hollywood, celebrities are all a-twitter. tom hanks tweets "this weekend l.a., avoid carmageddon." adam levine tweets "i think i want to throw a tailgate party. meet me at the 405." you might remember the last time officials needed to clear off the 405, 17 years ago, during o.j. simpson's infamous slow speed chase. the drive this weekend could be even slower, traffic could be backed up 50 miles. weddings have been postponed, church services and sporting events have been canceled, also people can avoid the possibility of gridlock and the dreaded
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carmageddon. chris? >> carpocolypse. 5:00 a.m. monday morning they plan on opening. say they cannot reopen in time for rush hour, what happens? >> reporter: that's a real possibility. the drivers fear there will be massive traffic jams in the monday rush hour and for the contractor they could be fined $6,000 for every ten minutes they run over. >> all right, we'll wait and see what happens. bill thanks so much. here's erica. in 2005 the novel "snow flower and the secret fan" became a best seller, the unique friendship between two chinese friendship, a bond stronger than any other relationship including marriage. the movie version opens in series. here's cbs's betty nguyen. >> i'm writing a book. it's about the old days. >> reporter: "snow flower and the secret fan" tells the story of two friendships, one set in
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modern day china, another in its very different past. the film balgsed on lisa ce's 19th century chinese woman named lily. >> she had a loud tongue, this means old same, it's kind of a friendship for life, an emotional marriage between women when actual marriage had very little emotional attached to it. >> reporter: the director was struck by the powerful relationship between lily and snow flower. >> oftentimes the women tend to form much closer friendships with their friends than you know with their husbands. the marriages are oftentimes business arrangements. these women have the special language called nusu, which is women's language. >> it literally means women's script, so it was only practiced as far as we know today in a very, very small area in south
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central china. it was shared among women only. >> standard chinese is very square, very blocky. nushu is long and thin, described as looking like mosquito legs. >> reporter: throughout the film women used this private language to combat their public sorrows, most notably the once customary practice of foot binding. >> women had their feet bound by their mothers when they turned about 5 years old and what a mother would do was take her daughter's toes, wrap them under the foot, then wrap them in these long strips of binding cloth and make her daughter walk back and forth week after week after week until finally her daughter's toes broke. >> binding the feet was still very much a status symbol and announce to the world not only that you're from a good family, a family who can afford to have you work indoors instead of out in the fields, but also that you
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have the character to withstand a lot of pain. >> this is why the secret language became so important for them, because in a sense, it allowed them to fly out of the window of their lives. >> today, chinese women don't share the same limitations as lily and snow flower. >> this was for women with tiny bound feet. >> but wang wanted to show certain themes are universal. >> modern women are more independent, freer, and have more choices, but still they long for friendship, love, and hope. those same feelings and emotions still apply, so they wanted to sort of set a modern day story against it. >> he asked li bingbing, one of china's biggest stars, to play lily in her contemporary counterpart, nina. after reading the stories she said yes. >> i believe this kind of
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emotion and i think this kind of relationship is very cherishing in everyone's life. >> she's an extraordinary actress. she's the meryl streep of china. she's won two version of their academy award. ♪ six years ago lisa ci's story of two friends inspired many. she's sure the film version will translate just as well. >> it's through our friends that we are able to connect that we are able to confide our sorrows and celebrate our triumphs, whether we lived 1,000 years ago or right now today. >> reporter: betty nguyen, cbs news, new york. >> just ahead, two baseball stars one on the field, one off and the home run ball that brought them together. we'll be right back. you're watching "the early show" on cbs.
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derek jeter slammed a home run last saturday for his 3,000th hit of his career, the 28th player ever to reach that number and thrust christian lopez into the spotlight, lopez wound up with the suddenly valuable baseball and more remarkably gave it right back to derek. >> deep to left field, going back, looking up, see ya! 3,000! >> it was a majestic shot, hit number 3,000 for derek jeter. the latest in a long line of new york yankee legends. >> derek jeter has done it in grand style. >> and it created a new yankee legend. christian lopez wound up with the baseball. >> i see my dad dive across four people and he unfortunately missed it, and just kind of landed in my lap. it was just crazy. >> what some people think is
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truly crazy, lopez gave the treasured ball back to derek jeter. >> he deserved the ball. he hit it. i happened to be the lucky individual to catch it. >> a far different attitude than two who claimed to catch barry bonds' 73rd homer. a judge ordered the two to sell the ball and split the proceeds $450,000. others fetched sums, bonds' home run ball went for $750,000 and the ball marked mcgwire for 70th home run ball in 1998 sold for almost $3 million. this could have been some payday for lopez who has more than $100,000 in student loans to pay off. >> this is easy six-figure paycheck and it wasn't about money. >> to reward lopez who has been a yankee fan as long as he could breathe the team gave him tickets to the rest of this year's games in a luxury suite
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and autographed jeter memorabilia. bats, balls, jerseys. >> i was scratching my head, i don't know if he has it all there. >> brandon steiner, a 15-year business partner of derek jeters could not believe lopez would give the ball away. >> i'm thinking how can we make him some money? he gave up a lot of money but still not too late to make money. >> something great happened and obviously great kid, great guy did something great. >> on wednesday steiner teamed up with mitchell modell, owner of a chain of sporting stores and gave him a 2009 world series ring and together the two vowed to raise $50 tnlgts for lopez. >> i want to give you something that's so special to me but i know you're going to cherish it for life and this is the 2009 world series ring. >> no way. >> thank you so much. >> wow. >> this is the real deal, a great kid, great person, raised the right way. >> got any other offers out
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there? >> right now i have a publicist handling -- >> wait a second, a what? >> publicist. >> a publicist? >> public relations person helping me out. >> number two, derek jeter. >> jeter! >> jeter! >> everything about derek jeeter is just the best. >> derek jeter easily one of the most popular yankees of all time. a favorite of lopez, too. >> you think of new york sports, derek jeter, a hero for a lot of the kids that play sports. >> now the kids may have another new york hero. the epitome of all that is good in a baseball fan. >> he's a great guy, been so wonderful since all this happened, all the reaction he's had and all of the people trying to raise money to help him pay taxes on the gifts. >> now that the government is going to sink their teeth into some of the prizes that he's gotten for being such a great sport. maybe the yankees will step up and cover the costs because the
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luxury suite comes out to about $60,000. >> a mere bag of shells. >> and who knows maybe derek jeter at some point might step up and say -- >> no pressure there wragge. >> mo pressure. >> the guys agot a lot -- corporate jet type. i'm just kidding but also, topps baseball card, christian lopez will have his stats on the baseball card. christian nice job, we fish you the best. >> have a great weekend, everyone. see you tomorrow on the "saturday early show." >> happy birthday.
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